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Provider Development Officer

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£32,029 pro rata
Job term:
Part Time
29.6 per week
Closing date:
05 January 2020 11:30 PM
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Early Years and Childcare (EYC) Service, Children and Young People's Services.

Flexible Working options available to support you, your work-life balance and career.

Are you a creative, engaging, motivated and innovative person who has a passion for improving outcomes for children? 

Are you looking for a role in which you can use your motivation and excellent communication skills to improve practice in the early years?

If so, then take a step forward in your career with this role to have a greater influence in the county’s early years and childcare provision.

Taking up this improvement professional specialist role, you will deliver high quality and engaging professional development sessions to groups of early years practitioners and childcare providers in Suffolk. You will be helping to raise standards of achievement for all children and improve outcomes for the most vulnerable.

Your role

Your role is critical in supporting early years providers to deliver flexible and high-quality care to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

You will hold an adult training/teaching qualification, have experience of working in the Early Years Foundation Stage and of delivering training to early years practitioners as well as an understanding of inclusive practice within early years.

The role involves flexible working including some evenings and Saturdays.

The service

The EYC Service's role is crucial in support a quality and standard in early years provision; which helps improve long term outcomes for children. High quality is central to an early year’s system that has the confidence of parents, delivers both positive experiences and good outcomes for children, and helps to diminish the difference between the most disadvantaged children and the rest.

The Government’s commitment to providing 30 hours of funded childcare to working families means that more children will spend longer hours in formal childcare. We have a responsibility to make sure that these children are spending their time in high quality care that supports child development and learning.

Our Workplace Values

Above all, we are seeking a great team member with the right values and behaviours, to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Achieve – be the best we can be
  • Support – work as one team
  • Pride – take pride in and are proud of what we do
  • Inspire – model the ASPIRE values
  • Respect – give and earn respect
  • Empower – empower, encourage and motivate people.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Dina East on (01473) 265262.

Interview date: 20 January 2020.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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